SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, today launched its inaugural flight to Cairns, the second Australian city in its route network, after Darwin. The addition of Cairns will increase the number of destinations in SilkAir’s route network to 49 destinations in 12 countries.
The inaugural flight departed this morning at 1.40am1 from Changi Airport and is expected to arrive at Cairns International Airport at 10.25am. The return flight will take off at 11.55am and is expected to land in Singapore at 5.50pm2.
Flights to Cairns will operate on a thrice weekly basis service on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, through a circular routing with Darwin. The inaugural flight and subsequent Saturday flights will depart Singapore for Cairns non-stop and then return to Singapore via Darwin. The Monday and Thursday flights will fly to Cairns via Darwin and then return to Singapore non-stop.
With the launch of Cairns, SilkAir together with parent company Singapore Airlines, offers a total of 121 services each week to seven points in Australia, namely Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
The new services will be operated with SilkAir’s latest Boeing 737-800 aircraft, featuring both Business and Economy class cabins. Customers will enjoy a full service experience, including in-flight meals, wireless inflight entertainment through SilkAir Studio, where movies, TV features and music tracks can be wirelessly streamed to customers’ personal device, baggage allowance of 40kg and 30kg for Business and Economy class respectively, as well
1 All times stated are local
2 Changes to flight timings for inaugural flight only, in conjunction with inaugural welcome ceremony.